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Cesky Krumlov

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An exquisite medieval jewel. Cesky Krumlov is a town full of charm, with a fairytale atmosphere.

Cesky Krumlov (pronounced CHES-kee KROOM-lohv) is the second-most visited town in the Czech Republic, and for good reason. Step back in time with a visit to this UNESCO-listed town surrounded by unspoiled countryside. Cesky Krumlov is the prime exemplar of a medieval Bohemian village. The town centers around the castle, which has more than 300 rooms and is the second largest castle in the Czech Republic. The center of Cesky Krumlov, with the Vltava river running through it, is a labyrinth of cobblestone alleyways. There are cozy hotels and pensions, and delightful shops and restaurants. No matter where you are, all of Cesky Krumlov's highlights are no more than a five-minute walk away.

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Cesky Krumlov is a city with plenty of nature nearby. Set amongst hilly green countryside, it's an ideal place for outdoor activities. You could enjoy hiking, biking, horseback riding, and even golfing. Weather permitting, you shouldn't miss a canoe or rafting trip on the Vltava. Cesky Krumlov is also a city of culture and art. It has seven museums and four galleries, as well as festivals taking place year round. The city also has its own brewery. The local brew is served around town in traditional taverns and restaurants where you can enjoy hearty Czech dishes in a classic setting. In recent years Cesky Krumlov's popularity as a day trip destination has begun to overwhelm the small town. For this reason we advise against day-tripping here. Instead you should spend at least a night. You'll get to enjoy the town after the crowds depart and again before they arrive the next day.

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What we love about Cesky Krumlov


Sales Executive

Visiting Cesky Krumlov is like stepping into a fairytale. With a castle looming over and a river running through the town, you will want to walk multiple times around the quaint, cobblestone streets of the town center.


Operations Training Specialist

Oh, Cesky Krumlov, why are you so far from Budapest? This is easily my favourite Czech town, as whenever I go there it always takes my breath away. The narrow medieval-like streets, cobblestones, insanely beautiful view from the Castle, and of course, the Vltava River, on which we always arrive when participating in a rafting tour. Lest I forget, the best beer I've had in my life was in Cesky Krumlov!

Where to stay in Cesky Krumlov

Take your pick of cozy B&Bs and hotels in Cesky Krumlov. Stay right in the heart of this beautiful medieval town, just a stone's throw from the main square. If you prefer to be a little away from the center of the action, we also have options towards the edge of Old Town, just a few minutes' walk from the center. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Charming Countryside B&B in Cesky Krumlov
Charming Countryside B&B
Cesky Krumlov is a gem, and this family hotel fits right in. A unique décor, the rooms are quiet and everything you need is within walking distance.
Luxury Heritage Hotel in Cesky Krumlov
Luxury Heritage Hotel
Small luxury hotel in an old Jesuit college building with an ideal location close to the main square.
Elegant Heritage Hotel in Cesky Krumlov
Elegant Heritage Hotel
Four and a half star, very elegant place. Equipped with unique, reconstructed rooms that provide views on various landmarks of Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

We often suggest a one or two night stay in Cesky Krumlov, and recommend taking advantage of our local guides to get your bearings from the get-go. We offer 2-3 hour private walking tours. Don't let Cesky Krumlov's compact size fool you, as there is a lot to see, especially within the town's famous castle. Cesky Krumlov is well known for its diverse, abundant outdoor activities. We suggest spending some time on the Vltava river, which runs through the town center. The same river that runs through Prague, you can rent a canoe or raft to float down the Vltava, or for a bit of whitewater action. You can also ride a traditional wooden raft, the Czech take on a gondola. There are also numerous opportunities to hike and bike along the Lipno Resevoirs and in the Bohemian Forest National Park, in addition to horseback riding, and even golfing. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider for adding later.
Trebon, Hluboka, Ceske Budejovice and Holasovice Private Day Trip
Trebon, Hluboka, Ceske Budejovice and Holasovice Private Day Trip
Experience Cesky Krumlov on a Small River Cruise
Experience Cesky Krumlov on a Small River Cruise

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Cesky Krumlov

Should I just take a day trip to Cesky Krumlov?

During peak season (April through October) we strongly discourage stopping in Cesky Krumlov during a transfer or taking a day trip there from Prague, Vienna, or Salzburg. You'll be joining thousands of other day-trippers who pack the medieval town's narrow streets and make for a decidedly unpleasant experience. We can suggest other stops along alternate routes, particularly between Vienna and Prague, that will be both interesting and less crowded. It is for this reason we usually suggest at least one night in Cesky Krumlov, so you can admire the city after the day trippers leave and before they arrive again in the morning.

How do you say Cesky Krumlov?
With its Czech accented characters, it's spelled Český Krumlov. In Czech a capital C with a 'háček' (Č) is pronounced like ch in chocolate and a y with an acute accent is a long y. Impress the locals by pronouncing it Ches-kee Kroom-lov
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